Intro to Glaze Chemistry 

Live in Studio • June 2022 • Grass Valley, CA

dates determined by the group

(possibly Sat. June 11 and June 25)


LIVE ON ZOOM in fall 2022

​​​​​​Module 1  - Recipes & Ingredients.

• PowerPoint: 3 Main Components of Glaze

• Mix 500 grams of  a glossy base glaze

• Mix 500 grams of matt glaze.

• Split into 5 - 100 gm. batches for testing


Module 2  - Easy Line Blend Testing 

• PowerPoint: Lecture - Coloring Oxides
• Label test tiles
• Add colorants


Module 3:  Tweak Colors or Surface

• Make it mottled 
• Make it more transparent (see thru)
• Make it more opaque - can't see thru
• Make crystal formations
• Make it crawl.

 
Module 4 - Fine Tuning Your Glaze.

• PowerPoint Lecture to alter glazes
• Discuss and compare test results.
* How much water? 
• Glaze thickness - Make a hydrometer

• Purchasing materials
• Firing schedules + using cones
• Food safety

• Next steps